Wednesday, September 30, 2015

October 2015 Newsletter - I Love to Learn

The Importance of Continuing Education

I love to learn! It’s probably one of the most enjoyable aspects in my line of work. I am always learning. I have to, to keep up with the latest information. Be it from my clients, other practitioners, or at educational seminars – it is a continuous process. I’m always amazed how rapidly a new learning is applied in the office. I attend a seminar and as soon as I’m back a new or existing client presents with exactly what I just learned about!

As I mentioned last month my personal “Back to School” is now in session. Last month I attended Back to School for Doctors 2015 which focused on cardiovascular health (the title was Cardiovascular: Performance, Endurance, and Maintenance). See below for my report! And in a few weeks I’ll be heading to Santa Barbara to learn more about Physica Energetics products. This is a supplement line that I began to incorporate in my practice last January and have been seeing amazing results! I can hardly wait to learn more how I can help clients with these great products! More on that in next month’s newsletter.

As the Autumn settles in it is a great time to do your own personal “fall cleanse.” There are still plenty of fresh vegetables available to nourish yourself with. The following two articles highlight the key vitamins and minerals from vegetables. If you’re interested in doing a cleanse in October please e-mail or call. If you mention my newsletter there may even be an unadvertised special!!

One last item, I apologize if anyone is having difficulty navigating my WordPress blog. I had a major issue last month. I ran an update per instructions from WordPress and my blog vanished! Apparently the theme I was using was no longer compatible with the new version of WordPress. Luckily I have maintained a duplicate blog and I was able to copy articles from Blogger. As of now, the content has been restored. However I am still in the process of fixing all the links! It is quite the project and unfortunately it is not the top priority. 

Cardiovascular Health: It’s All About Rate, Rhythm, and Tone
All the new information I learned at the Back to School for Doctors 2015 seminar is still circulating (pun intended) through my system! Mark Anderson presented a lot of great material. I’ll be writing a series of articles over the next few months. Here’s a few of the highlights – more in depth articles to come.

One of the key elements to cardiovascular health is vascular integrity, particularly the tiny capillaries. Leaky blood vessels (from damage to the vessels) lead to clotting and that leads to strokes. Rutin, part of the Vitamin C complex (note the complex, not ascorbic acid as found in most supplements) is a critical nutrient as it has been found to prevent capillary damage, protect against strokes, break up blood clots, prevent protein degeneration, and even protect against X-rays. While some Harvard researchers claimed credit for discovering this in 2012, it is well documented in writings from 1947! I’ll have future articles with more details on this topic.

For a refresher on how vitamin C and ascorbic acid are not the same (vitamin complexes versus synthetic vitamins) click here:

Rate, rhythm, and tone are the key measurements of heart health. The rate of the heart beating is influenced by the autonomic nervous system and two key minerals:  potassium and phosphorus; while the rhythm is impacted by calcium. This too will be detailed in a future article.

Tone is influenced by our old friend Vitamin B4. This is the vitamin you never heard of because there is no synthetic version. It always appears in nature with Vitamin B1. The B1/B4 combination helps keep the heart strong (tone) and converts chemical energy into electrical energy working with calcium for keeping up the heart’s rhythm. For a refresher on B4 click here:

There’s lots more to come….
Have a healthy month,

Now’s the Time to Take Advantage of Fresh Vegetables and Their Nutritional Benefits – Part 2

In my previous article I mentioned how this is my favorite time of the year – and one of the reasons being the arrival of fresh vegetables.  As I discussed vegetables are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. The most nutritious vegetables are the dark leafy greens (kale, spinach, collard greens, mustard greens, chard) and the Cruciferous family (broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage). These are loaded with Beta-Carotene, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, and Zinc.

In Part 1 I discussed the vitamins. In this article we’ll learn about the minerals – Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, and Zinc.

Calcium is one of the most important minerals to the body. While we often think of calcium and milk, it is actually highly available in many vegetables. One of the best sources is the leafy green vegetables including collard greens, mustard greens, spinach, beet greens, and turnip greens. Calcium is also found in broccoli and asparagus as well as many nuts and seeds. Calcium is best known for supporting strong bones and teeth, but it is also crucial for muscle tissue, blood clotting, supporting cardiovascular and nerve functions, supporting the immune system and helping in normal functioning of many enzymes. In short, it supports the whole body!

Right up there in importance with Calcium is Magnesium. In fact, they often work together in the body. Magnesium is found in artichokes, beans and seeds (black, green, navy, pinto, pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower), cashews, broccoli, spinach, Swiss chard, and tomatoes. Magnesium supports normal acid/alkaline and blood pH balance; aids in enzyme activation (remember enzymes make everything happen in the body!); helps metabolize blood sugar and produce cortisone; supports healthy nerve and muscle function (it works with calcium to keep the nerves firing and the muscles moving and is involved in nerve signal transmission, muscle contraction, and heart rhythm); assists in forming bones and teeth; and plays a role in nucleic acid, protein, carbohydrate, and fat synthesis.

And, right up there with Calcium and Magnesium, is Potassium! Potassium is found in artichokes, beet greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, lentils, lima beans, pinto beans, spinach, Swiss chard, and yams. Potassium is also found in fruits such as avocado (yes it is technically a fruit) bananas, grapes, oranges, papaya, raisins, and tomatoes (a fruit too!). Nuts and seeds such as almonds and sunflower seeds are also good sources. 

Potassium is critical for the ongoing health of every cell in our body.  That’s a pretty important job!  Along with its partner sodium, the two minerals balance the nutrient and waste exchange of each cell.  Potassium is involved in nerve and muscle functioning where it again teams with sodium.  It also maintains our body’s fluid balance, electrolyte balance, and pH balance. Additional functions of potassium include aiding in sugar metabolism, activating enzymes, supporting healthy heart function, and calming the nervous system.

Zinc is found in beets, carrots, green peas, mushrooms, and spinach. It is also prevalent in nuts and seeds such as almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds. Zinc is known for its support of the immune system but it also is critical in the formation of many enzymes and insulin. It also assists with wound healing, reproductive organ growth and development, and metabolism of phosphorus, carbohydrates, and proteins.  Putting it simply - zinc helps many body processes work.  

Zinc is especially important for men.  Zinc is one of the key nutrients for the prostate gland.  Men will want to make sure they are getting sufficient zinc.  One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.  

Please note that these minerals are found in other food sources as well. For the purposes of this article I wanted to illustrate their availability in all the wonderful fresh vegetables (and a few fruits) that are being grown locally and are now or will soon be available to you. Enjoy! 

Bernard Rosen, PhD is a Nutrition Consultant and Educator. He works with individuals, groups, and at corporations to create individualized nutrition and wellness programs. His office is in Mequon, WI. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, e-mail at, call (262) 389-9907 or go to

Monday, August 31, 2015

September 2015 Newsletter - Back to School and Vaccine Education

Well, it’s that time of year – Back to School, the transition to Fall, and the start of the NFL! I tend to look forward to all of them. My kids are back to school – Zach is starting his Senior year at Madison and Mollie her Sophomore year at Northeastern. Seems just yesterday they were starting at Montessori! Later this month I start my own “Back to School” with a Standard Process training (Back to School for Doctors) in Denver and next month a Physica Energetics training (Concordia) in Santa Barbara. I always look forward to learning new, exciting, and cutting edge information and sharing it with you and my clients.

Back to School also brings up the Vaccine Wars. I have learned not to post too much stuff on Facebook about vaccines as it usually winds up getting ugly. It is the one topic that really pushes people’s buttons. From all I’ve read I’ve come to the conclusion that vaccines are neither as effective nor safe as the medical and government authorities would like us to believe. Also, I would question the total number and timing of the current vaccine protocol. 

This quarter’s edition of Wise Traditions from the Weston Price Foundation has many articles on the topic, so I will share links and summaries of some of those articles below.  The basic argument seems to be individual rights and choices versus what is perceived to be best for society and what happens when these seem to be in conflict. I invite you to read and decide for yourself.

Vaccine Education
The current issue of Wise Traditions from the Weston Price Foundation features many articles on vaccines. These articles highlight the risks versus the benefits; discuss how the debate has taken shape; describes the ingredients in vaccines; and offers suggestions for pre- and post- vaccination.
As usual, Sally Fallon, President of the Weston Price Foundation gets right to the point. She challenges the medical establishment with facts.

You may remember Dr. Stephanie Seneff from my glyphosate articles. Well here she is again with another interesting twist to the topic. This position also makes a lot of sense to me. It looks not only at the impact of vaccines, but the impact of other environmental factors, such as the toxic overload that now exists. One of these key toxins is glyphosate from RoundUp. The glyphosate has two major impacts. First the antibiotic action disturbs the gut. It creates an increase of pathogens in the gut which increases the uptake of aluminum (from the vaccines) by the cells and transports it into the brain. Second the chelation property of the glyphosate interferes with the clearing of the glutamate (from the vaccines) as the detoxification systems of the body are disturbed. Chelation causes manganese not to be available for the detoxification cycle. Excess glutamate also affects the functioning of the brain. For all the details click here for the full article:

This next article is where one would ask the most logical question – what is in the vaccines – and are the ingredients safe? This article tells you what these ingredients are, where they come from, and what they do in your body!

Unfortunately it is getting more and more difficult for parents to choose not to vaccinate. This article explains why, but does offer some suggestions to protect your rights as parents.

This document gives some quick vaccine facts. Of course one of the scariest of these is the autism rate. In the 1980’s it was reported as 1 in 10,000. Today it is 1 in 68 and higher for boys. The “argument” is that we are better at diagnosing it today. If that is true, as another health expert said, then where are all the 40 year old autistic people hiding? I think that is a good point. To see this document click here:

If you’d like a PDF of the full issue click here:

And of course for those of you wanting even more, there is the infamous Dr. Rand Tent video on YouTube that I have referenced before, The Exploding Autoimmune Epidemic,

End of Summer Cleanse
With the end of summer and the beginning of fall approaching, no better time for the 21 day purification program!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

August 2015 Newsletter - Yours Truly Attacked by GMO Seed Rep

As some of you may be aware, I write a monthly nutrition article in our local paper, the Ozaukee News Graphic.  Several weeks ago I experienced a first. My article about the dangers of pesticides, particularly glyphosate as found in RoundUp was attacked in a letter to the editor. The headline read, “Rosen column based on faulty science.” Once I read the letter I of course had to see who this guy was, and sure enough he was a local seed distributor of Monsanto products!  Of course he failed to mention that little point in his attack on me and the scientist whose work I shared. 

As I wrote in my original article, now several months ago, the more I read about it, the more I am convinced that it is the pesticides, perhaps even more so than gluten, is behind so much of the increase in chronic health problems we see today. This issue of the newsletter contains my original article, Mr. Monsanto’s letter to the editor, my reply to him, and some additional reference articles on the dangers of pesticides.

On another note, it’s almost been one year since the most impactful training of my nutrition career – studying advanced muscle testing with Dr. Joe Teff.  What I learned from him has not only transformed my practice but has helped an ever growing client population achieve greater health. Thanks again to Dr. Teff.  Muscle testing has helped many people and below is the story of the recent Men’s Wimbledon Champion and his personal experience!

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

My Glyphosate Article Attacked by Local Monsanto Seed Dealer and My Response

As I mentioned above my recent article in the News Graphic was attacked by a local Monsanto seed dealer. This link contains a link to my original article, the attack, and my response to the attack. It is a bit long, but worth the read. For those who want the quick version I’ll provide that below. Again, for all the details and the full drama click here:

To the Editor: Glyphosate: Just the Facts

I’d like the opportunity to respond to Mr. Rick Lemke’s criticism of my column which he states is “filled with inaccuracies and bad science.” Here are the facts.

Fact: Glyphosate is patented as an antibiotic.

Fact: Glyphosate was first patented as a mineral chelator in 1964.

Fact: Several studies including those done by Monsanto link glyphosate to cancer.

Fact: Dr. Seneff has numerous sources supporting her work, and has published over 170 referenced articles.

Fact: Mr. Lemke’s business sells genetically modified and Roundup ready seeds.

Fact: Monsanto seed products have been removed and/or banned by: Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Madeira, New Zealand, Peru, South Australia, Russia, France, and Switzerland.

More Scary Stuff About Pesticides and Glyphosate

Here’s two additional solid articles about the dangers of pesticides and glyphosate.

The first one is from This is a great website. Did you know that there are bacteria in the sky? This article explores the possibilities that the same bacteria killing properties of the pesticides on earth (remember glyphosate is also an antibiotic) are impacting the bacteria in the clouds and possibly contributing to the draught conditions being experienced in California. To read this article click here:

The second article is from Natural News. This article explains how glyphosate is used as a wheat crop drying chemical to speed up harvesting. So, in addition to being soaked up by the plant in the ground, there is extra being applied directly to the wheat prior to harvest. I guess that’s our bonus dose! To read this article click here:

The Power of Muscle Testing

Novak Djokovic is one of the biggest stars in Men’s tennis. After recently winning Wimbledon he is ranked number one. How did he go from good to great? In a recent book he explains it was a result of a dietary change discovered through muscle testing!  To read the article click here: